Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor

Stuart Chirls, Senior Editor

Stuart Chirls previously worked as digital editor for the Journal of Commerce covering container shipping, railroads, logistics, policy and global trade. He has extensively reported on manufacturing, retailing, import/export, equity markets and other business subjects for the New York Daily News, the New York Times Co. and Standard & Poor’s. He also worked in a start-up supply chain unit of chemical producer BASF. He began his journalism career writing about sports for the Star-Ledger in New Jersey. Chirls holds a B.A. in English from Tulane University.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 09:30

Economy spurs record intermodal volume

Following steadily growing weekly volume, intermodal rail traffic reached an all-time high on U.S. carriers in October, according to the Association of American Railroads.

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 14:34

New railcar sales off at builder ARI

Weaker demand and lower lease rates weighed on American Railcar Industries results in the fiscal third quarter, as a challenging market hit sales of new cars.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 14:15

MARTA 'breezes' to cloud with Cubic

Cubic Corp. announced that its Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) business division was awarded a $6.5-million contract from the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) to migrate the Cubic-operated back office system for the Breeze Card to the cloud.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 13:56

Ag hits Genesee & Wyoming net in 3Q

Regional and short line operator Genesee & Wyoming saw higher revenue in the third quarter, but said weaker than expected earnings fell by 18% on lower agricultural shipments out of the U.S. Midwest.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 09:40

Extended closure for MBTA Wollaston station

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority announced that Wollaston Station will close to Red Line customers for approximately 20 months beginning Jan. 2, 2018, as part of the Wollaston Station Improvements Project.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017 09:12

VIA Rail expands Toronto-Ottawa service

VIA Rail will be offering 20 weekday departures between Toronto and Ottawa, adding a 10th round-trip to its regional service. A new evening departure from Toronto to Kingston also will be added, along with additional stops in Trenton Junction and Guildwood.

Monday, 30 October 2017 11:06

New executive officers for LIRW

The League of Railway Industry Women (LRIW), an organization that supports women in the rail industry, recently appointed new executive officers and elected six officers to its board of directors.

Friday, 27 October 2017 10:58

Greenbrier improves FY17 car orders

Railcar builder The Greenbrier Companies reported fourth-quarter revenue of $611.4 million and net earnings of $23.7 million, or 75 cents per diluted share, including a $3.5 million goodwill impairment charge. It also forecasts a stronger market for railcar deliveries and orders in fiscal 2018.

Friday, 27 October 2017 09:16

OLI's Murphy new VP at DART

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has named Operation Lifesaver, Inc., President Bonnie Murphy as Vice President Commuter Rail & Railroad Management. Murphy will complete her term with non-profit OLI Nov. 1.

Friday, 27 October 2017 08:45

UP 3Q shakes off storm effects

Union Pacific Corp. had third quarter net income of $1.2 billion, or a $1.50 per share, up from $1.1 billion, or $1.36, in the year-ago quarter, on improved pricing despite flat intermodal volume and weaker overall carloads.

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